Ferdinand D. Adadzi



Practice Areas

Construction, PPPs, Procurement, Banking & Finance, Energy, Oil & Gas

Ferdinand graduated from the University of Ghana with a First Class Honours in Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) and also holds a Masters of Law (LL.M) degree from University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. He specializes in structuring transaction and project advisory services, construction and engineering and international Trade.

Ferdinand has also worked extensively for the firm’s corporate clients particularly in the areas of in Finance, Taxation and Regulatory Advice. He was part of the team that advised on the negotiation and implementation of Ghana’s US$547 million Millennium Challenge Compact. He has worked on the design of PPP structure for the extraction of water resources and railway concessions in Ghana. Additionally, he has worked as international support on the development of Procurement and Concessions Regulations and Manual for Republic of Liberia. 

Key transactions

  • Advice to private sector partner, preparation of PPP Transaction Structure, advice on PPP policy and regulatory framework, preparation/review of agreements for PPP arrangement
  • Development of regulatory and institutional framework for the first ever law on Public Private Partnerships (PPP) Law in Ghana
  • Development of mixed use facility/office complex for the Public Procurement Authority / Internal Audit Authority
  • PPP transaction advice on project for Ghana Post
  • PPP Transaction on the development of a office complex project for Enterprise Group
  • Development of PPP option for the development of a Diagnostic Centre at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital
  • Development of underground water resources through PPPs.
  • Loan transactions of $100million by Standard Charted Bank to a Telecommunication Company in Ghana.
  • Financing of a tank farm by Standard Chartered Bank up to an amount of $30million.
  • Loan and security arrangement for Rabobank on a loan transaction with the Government of Ghana.
  • Loan and security arrangement for Bank of New York Mellon on a loan transaction with the Bank of Ghana.


  • Who’s Who Legal; Procurement (2014)
  • Who's Who legal : Energy (2014)
  • IFLR : Rising Star

Papers & Presentation

  • International Construction Disputes in Ghana, 2013- Construction & Infrastructure Disputes (Global Law & Business)
  • The World Trade Organization Dispute Settlement and Developing Countries: Strengthening the Dispute Settlement Mechanism.
  • Present a paper to Parliamentary Select Committee on Trade and Industry on Background to International Trade: International Actors & Shaping Global Trade Rules and Practices.
  • A chapter on Ghana’s Procurement Rules – Getting The Deal Through – Procurement
  • A chapter on Ghana’s Construction Rules – Getting The Deal Through - Construction

Education/ Bar Membership

  • Barrister-at-Law
  • Bachelor of Laws LLB( First Class Honours)
  • Masters of Law (LL.M) University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.
  • Member, International Bar Association, Ghana Bar Association and American Bar Association